November 1, 2007

Nuclear Disarmament, US and South Korean Politics

US nuclear experts in North Korea to see the dismantlement of a nuclear reactor (photo) ... John Bolton lobbys the Congress against the Bush administration's rapproachement with North Korea... US extradites a Korean who may unravel the conservative presidential candidate right before the election in South Korea... -- Some of a dizzying array of remarkable events occurring in Korea and the US these days.

US Nuclear Experts Arrive in North Korea
"A team of U.S. experts led by Sung Kim, second right, the director of the State Department's Office of Korea Affairs, arrives in Pyongyang airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. The team is expected to begin work later this week to disable a reactor that produces plutonium for bombs, along with other facilities at the Yongbyon nuclear complex."
"Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton is urging GOP lawmakers to oppose the Bush administration’s recent agreement with North Korea to end its nuclear programs, according to House Republican sources."
US makes partial peace with South Korea
"On the day that North Korea took the first step toward disabling its nuclear reactor, the upcoming return of an accused financier trumped the nuclear issue as the headline-grabbing issue in South Korea's hard-fought presidential campaign."

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